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3 charged in Samuels killing

3 charged in Samuels killing

| 05/09/2009 | 18 Comments

(CNS): Eight weeks after the murder of 28-year-old Omar Samuels, police said on Saturday evening that three men have been charged with the killing. Osbourne Wilfred Douglas, who is 22, Patrick Elbert McField, also 22, and Brandon Mikkyle Leslie, who is 23, were charged by Detective Inspector Kim Evans on Saturday, 5 September, and all three are due to appear before the court on Monday morning.

Samuels was found suffering a gun shot wound to his leg in the McField Lane area of George Town in the early hours of Sunday, 5 July, and he was pronounced dead on arrival at the George Town Hospital. A post mortem, which was carried out a week later on Sunday, July 12, showed Samuels suffered a single gun shot wound to his leg which penetrated the femoral artery.

SIO Detective Inspector Kim Evans said the team has been working exceptionally hard on the case and thanked the community for its support. “Every piece of information given to us is vital to the investigation,” he said. Despite the charges, he also stressed that anyone with information relating to Samuels’ death who has not spoken to an officer should do so.

Evans said he can be reached on 925-6761 or 925-7240. An anonymous answerphone has been set up so residents can pass information directly to the police without giving their identity. The number is 949-7777. Alternatively, people can also call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 (TIPS) which is answered overseas. All persons calling Crime Stoppers remain anonymous, and are eligible for a reward of up to $1000, should their information lead to an arrest or recovery of property/drugs.


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